Stumbled upon this while searching for pictures for a class project. Couldn’t resist sharing (not to mention adding it into my otherwise academic presentation).
That awkward moment when you accidentally admit to your boyfriend that you remember his birth date
because it’s only 9 days after Dickens’ birthday because you adore him and are such a stellar girlfriend, obviously.
We are forgetting our past faster with each passing year,
— Dickens, Austen and Twain, Through a Digital Lens
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/technology/literary-history-seen-through-big-datas-lens.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_ee_20130127 (via anthonyramienski)
Gillian Anderson is made patron of Charles Dickens' statue fund -
An interesting choice. Really enjoyed her in Bleak House.
Actress Gillian Anderson has been made patron of the fund behind the UK’s first statue of Charles Dickens, which is due to be unveiled later this year.
She said: “I was surprised that there wasn’t a Dickens statue anywhere in Great Britain.
Aaaand there’s a damn good reason for that. Something in Dickens’ own will, along the lines of ”no monument memorial or testimonial whatever” should be made to him. A £140,000 statue (roughly $221,200?!) seems like a pretty sizeable monument to this Dickens fan.
(Source: anawfullotoftigerssir, via missmorland)
(Source: c0nfundus-feelings, via missmorland)
Single strand of Charles Dickens' hair to go on display at Leather Bottle pub in Cobham
Charles Dickens statue to be erected against his dying wishes -
Good to know we’re honoring the great author in a respectful way… *sighs*
The first statue of Charles Dickens will be unveiled in the city of his birthplace in June - defying wishes in his will for one not to be created.
So I may have purchased this for myself today.
(Also that site is approximately 90% Dr. Who. I guess a Tardis just translates naturally into an iPhone).
Wish this case was available for my phone!
Someone emailed me this. I don’t know the origins/context, but it’s cool.
… as we grow older, let us be more thankful that the circle of our Christmas associations and of the lessons that they bring, expands! Let us welcome every one of them, and summon them to take their places by the Christmas hearth. — What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older by Charles Dickens
Merry Christmas! Wishing all my followers a safe and happy holiday!
For those readers who are all Christmas Carol-ed out, but still need a little Dickens in their life for the holiday, I give you:
Since A Christmas Carol (1843) was so popular, Dickens continued writing Christmas stories. These are his other four major Christmas books, which contain similar themes to the Carol. Merry Christmas, and enjoy reading!